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crash2029
post Feb 2 2010, 09:09 AM
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...Your character has more karma than bullets.
...You know by heart what page the running gear is on.
...You don't need eratta because you own every printing of every book.
...You've learned how to roll 18 standard d6's with one hand.
...You can go on for hours on the production values of Fanpro, Wizkids, and CGL.
...You can name every SR line developer off the top of your head, in order.
...You can quote the statistics of the Ares Predator from every edition.
...You own both versions of the SSC.
...You can correct Ancient History on the SR timeline.
...You giggled like a schoolgirl when you found out Julius Strouther was mayor of Seattle.
...You can name the runners in every edition's core rulebook starting fiction off the top of your head in order.
...Your bought every single Earthdawn book just so you'd know of all the 4th world/6th world tie-in plots.
...You bought every copy of the 360 game you could find in order to build a bonfire.
...You refer to your Blackberry/iPhone/PalmPilot as your pocket secretary.
...Whenever knockout drugs are mentioned you think of Narcojet.
...You call Crown Victorias Americars.
...You built a shrine to Jordan Weisman.
...You consider CP2020 a cheap knock-off.
...You have plane reservations to Japan for December of next year and you are trying to book a seat on any bullet trains that go past Fuji on the 24th.
...You go to Starbucks and order soykaf.
...You drive the employees at 7-11 crazy by writing checks out to Stuffer Shack.
...The section on lifestyles in Runners Companion keeps confusing you by abbrieviating soy-proccessing units as SPU's.
...Every time you watch TV one of two thoughts enter your head, "that'd make a great run" or "that'd make a great character." Sometimes both.
...You schedule a full physical every time you're coerced to play D&D.
...Every other anecdote you say begins with "There was this one thread on Dumpshock..."
...You check DS more often than your email.
...The last time you tried to bring all the relevant books to a game you ended up with a herniated disc.
...Every time you stupidly screw up you start muttering about the rule of one.
...When watching the over the top stunts in an action movie you always wonder how stratospherically high the target number was.
...You know more about your character's finances than your own.
...When you shop for a leather jacket B/I and concealability are on you list of qualifications.
...You think of "Old School" as SR1.
...You own the SR miniatures game.
...You still go nuts when someone says "a staging of M."
...Whenever you are in New York you are always on the lookout for a Seretech truck.
...You absolutely refuse to go to Abilene, TX.
...You constantly refer to Oregon as the Tir.
...You use drek as a curse in public.
...You refer to security guards as corpsec.
...When filling out demographic informaton you like to mark the 'other' column and fill in ingentis. Or robustus, nobilis, pumilonis, etc.
...You know the taxonomic designations of more paracritters than you do animals.
...You swear that any day now that damn Clippit is going to evolve to AI status.
...You refer to a search engine as an agent. Or frame.
...Every time you read your computers antivirus scan report you sigh with relief that Jormungand isn't listed.
...The only reason you learned anything about Norse Mythology was to better understand System Failure.
...Your non-gamer friends know more about SR from ignoring you than most SR players.
...Your non-gamer friends know who KK, AH, Stahlseele, et al, are.
...You refer to White Hats as Spiders.
...You read this entire post.
...You thought of a crapload more while doing so.
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post Feb 2 2010, 02:27 PM
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QUOTE (crash2029 @ Feb 2 2010, 04:09 AM) *
...You know by heart what page the running gear is on.
...You've learned how to roll 18 standard d6's with one hand.
...You consider CP2020 a cheap knock-off.
...Every time you watch TV one of two thoughts enter your head, "that'd make a great run" or "that'd make a great character." Sometimes both.
...You check DS more often than your email.
...The last time you tried to bring all the relevant books to a game you ended up with a herniated disc.
...When watching the over the top stunts in an action movie you always wonder how stratospherically high the target number was.
...You know more about your character's finances than your own.
...You absolutely refuse to go to Abilene, TX.
...You use drek as a curse in public.
...You read this entire post.


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...You have plane reservations to Japan for December of next year and you are trying to book a seat on any bullet trains that go past Fuji on the 24th.

I should do that...
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...You go to Starbucks and order soykaf.

If I ever went to starbucks.

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...You bought every copy of the 360 game you could find in order to build a bonfire.

If I could afford it. Very annoyed when someone asked me about my PDFs and I told them they were for Shadowrun and they thought I meant the videogame. So painful.
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post Feb 2 2010, 02:39 PM
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Your laptop freezes during a game, you keep running the game, and your players are surprised when you let them know what happened at the end of the session.
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Karoline
post Feb 2 2010, 02:46 PM
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..."I don't have my rulebooks handy" is an excuse for the weak.
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post Feb 2 2010, 02:48 PM
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Hey, I deserve credit, this happened 5 minutes into a 13 hour session.
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post Feb 2 2010, 02:50 PM
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... in your mind, you replace the name of the medicine in the TV commercial with NERPS.
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post Feb 2 2010, 04:20 PM
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How about stating out things like towtrucks, Soy Processing units and other useless crap and posting them on SR forums?....

I just posted another one for drink making units. I think I might need help (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wobble.gif)
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post Feb 2 2010, 04:26 PM
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...you find yourself checking for security cameras, guard locations, ideal infil and exfil locations, and cover/fire zones every time you enter a corporate building.

...you consider a 300 page book on terminal ballistics, tables on firearms/ammunition MV/Bullet mass/ftlbs of energy delivered at range/Taylor Knock-Out values/recoil forces measured in ftlbs@fps, and the NIJ guide on Body Armor as "core books" for your SR games.


Guilty for both.
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post Feb 2 2010, 05:24 PM
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post Feb 2 2010, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (Stry @ Feb 2 2010, 02:24 PM) *
...You know the history of the sixth world better than you know the history of the past 70 years.


QFT! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/grinbig.gif)
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post Feb 2 2010, 05:40 PM
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QUOTE (Stry @ Feb 2 2010, 12:24 PM) *
...You know the history of the sixth world better than you know the history of the past 70 years.


Sad but true, this I am.
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post Feb 2 2010, 05:44 PM
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...You can correct Ancient History on the SR timeline.

Give ten thousand typing monkeys a break.
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post Feb 2 2010, 08:01 PM
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...You prefer the FASA Shadowrun material.
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post Feb 2 2010, 08:38 PM
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QUOTE (Ancient History @ Feb 2 2010, 12:44 PM) *
Give ten thousand typing monkeys a break.


My apologies.
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post Feb 2 2010, 08:44 PM
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I only scored 3. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/frown.gif)
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post Feb 2 2010, 09:33 PM
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QUOTE (TheOneRonin @ Feb 2 2010, 04:26 PM) *
...you find yourself checking for security cameras, guard locations, ideal infil and exfil locations, and cover/fire zones every time you enter a corporate building.



That happens to me. A LOT.
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post Feb 2 2010, 09:50 PM
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You're saving up to have the local Print-Yer-Own make you a couple of ARES MACROTECHNOLOGY t-shirts... Just to see if anybody gets it. And because Ares rocks.
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Karoline
post Feb 2 2010, 09:51 PM
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QUOTE (Stry @ Feb 2 2010, 12:24 PM) *
...You know the history of the sixth world better than you know the history of the past 70 years.


I think we had a war in there somewhere....
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post Feb 2 2010, 09:58 PM
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QUOTE (crash2029 @ Feb 2 2010, 01:09 AM) *
...Your character has more karma than bullets.
et al


You wondered to yourself during the last Presidential election which candidate would be best suited to handle the Awakening...
You're considering bringing up the PCC in your college Political Theory class...
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post Feb 2 2010, 10:21 PM
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QUOTE (Karoline @ Feb 2 2010, 04:51 PM) *
I think we had a war in there somewhere....


Which, in the real world? I think we had...2...3...4? 70 years might cover WWII, which I'm not counting.

War on Terror (1, 2)
Bush 1 War in Iraq (3)
Vietnam (4)

Oh hey.

Korea (5)
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post Feb 3 2010, 06:00 PM
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QUOTE (Draco18s @ Feb 2 2010, 05:21 PM) *
Which, in the real world? I think we had...2...3...4? 70 years might cover WWII, which I'm not counting.

War on Terror (1, 2)
Bush 1 War in Iraq (3)
Vietnam (4)

Oh hey.

Korea (5)



IIRC-Wars/conflicts of the last 70 years (1940-2010):
World War II-(Started in 39-ended in August of 45): Involved:Everybody but the Turks, Swedes, Swiss, Portugal and Spain and a few others (some of the south american countries).
First Arab Isreali War-(1948):Involved the new state of Isreal vs Jordan, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq.
Korean War-(1950 to 1954): N. Korea, China, and Russia vs Everybody else)
Greece & Turkey-(Cyprus--don't recall the dates-late 40's)

Second Arab Isreali War (1956)--Isreal Isreal vs Jordan, Syria, Egypt. The third takes place in 1967 with Isreal fighting Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. The fourth involves Egypt and Syria, and the last involves Isreal vs Hezbolla in the 1980's. Isreal is still in conflict with SYria, Hezbolla, Fatah (west bank), and Hamas (gaza strip).

French colonies of Moracco and Veitnam (1950's and early 60's)

African cold war by proxy (1950's to present): USA, European support for capitalist dicatators vs USSR for communist dictators. Still a mess, but now mostly due religious, and tribal comflicts rather than the cold war. I'd list them but the some of the countries involved include Somalia, Ethiopia, Central Africant Republic, Chad, Libya, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique, Congo (Zaire), Zimbabwe, Rawanda, Sudan, and Liberia.

Some border conflicts between south AMerican countries (Ecuador, Paraguay, Uraguay, Bolivia)

Sri Lankan Civil War (1970's to 2009-may restart at some point)
Columbian Civil War (1970's to present)
Cambodian Civil War (1970's to 1990's)
Afghanistan (1979-present)-Russians, Civil War, and then Nato involvement in the civil war post Sept. 11th.
Veitnahm vs China (1976 or something)
Russia vs China (1950's)
India vs China (1950's and 60's)
Pakistan and India (1950's, Continual boarder skirmishes to this day in Kashmir)

I know I'm missing some........I think I took the thread off-topic. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)




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post Feb 3 2010, 06:58 PM
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... you get permission from Catalyst to use the SR logo to get a custom-made belly button ring designed ...
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post Feb 3 2010, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE (Tiger Eyes @ Feb 3 2010, 01:58 PM) *
... you get permission from Catalyst to use the SR logo to get a custom-made belly button ring designed ...


I believe this fall under "Epic Win".
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post Feb 3 2010, 07:00 PM
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QUOTE (Tiger Eyes @ Feb 3 2010, 01:58 PM) *
... you get permission from Catalyst to use the SR logo to get a custom-made belly button ring designed ...


Sweet
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post Feb 3 2010, 07:09 PM
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QUOTE (Warlordtheft @ Feb 3 2010, 07:00 PM) *
I know I'm missing some........I think I took the thread off-topic. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


Balkan wars ('90s mostly)
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